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ABQTJB. , THUK8DAY. FRimn a rv , jgy
' ' a
Tramp from Town to Town
with 11 !.
t-hIv b:is Ion ranked Hrst among na
na in resist of the musical xi-iiius of its
Milmly and harmony seem born
ITALIAN PIPE PI.AVKHS.
b t licm, anil fcreat iiames uM le
tfl anions; them, hold rumi"ers
I nTl'irniers. The )rii-:iiit ;iri- nin-ii'al
tln-ir way, playini; on l he pipe ami
vrs iisinx 11 wind in'ninn'iit roemhliiiK
S-otuli hairpipi-. Their air- are mostly
. rfiil songs liund'-l "ii l-y ear from one
.mother. The word- .ire often some love
!y or village tale, ihe eon-t ruction and
unmar of which would hardly pass ex-
I dilation with a .-. h,. inspector.
Italians with their rough musical ln-
iinieiits or their heavy organs are often
u in the street- of American towns.
it; v of them come from the valley
s-.ivoy. Sometimes they have a mon
or white mice. To their pets they
much attached, and they teach them
.sy tricks. J!y showing off their pet
.mills and hv their music they ob
a money, a little at a time, in the
ra-through w hi:'h they pass. They lead
. wiiiiilering lite for years, and it is
::r:une- not until they are old that they
ini to the viueelad hills of their home
sen. win-re, with the little fortunes
v Live ai cumulated, thev live the rest
Aiieeiliiti-H of a Ituby King,
in nest y lion Alfonso XIII, king of
. was horn in lss,, is the subject
n:i:n-mi:-aneciiiitcs. all of which have
:i p- u; i collected and published in
k f.irm mid. r the title -The Hiography
.i It.U'v King. " Following is a story o
film- the pair of royal feet required
ii---ii'd. a- baby feet generally do, so in
' "''"tii ' 'tli the fiMit of the baby king
u l!;' v m i-nreil, the royal bootmaker
ihii) iiivructcd and the royal shoi-s
tvii; 'I run.- sent. home. Beautiful ob-:-::.i
v w, e. i.xc tiny, of course, us le-
a.i tuiiy. hut lovely to look at; gold
! . i Ti.i .in white, as befitted a kin.
- 'l iyth.tt Alfonso XIII put
; ..-i;i. ,,tln-r new shoes were put
" :!i.-r iiai.y feet in Madrid, mak-.''-II:
..r her majesty the queen
!- 1 " ordain that the occitsiou of
- imttmg on his boots should be
'" - ii . in i to celebrate the important
I, -;,, -.ved ln-w shix-s upon 300 of
l'-r .Miiiiii in Madrid, ami thus
' i r:.".r royal entertainment of the
JThat Conversation In Social Clrelaa
Consists of According to a Man.
"I do not make ci Us," a gentleman said
recently, "because I have grown bo stupid
that 1 am do longer able to talk. I go and
sit in stupid silence, gazfng at the hostess,
as if I had come merely to pass some min
utes in silent admiration of her charms,
and the situation is far too awkward to be
pleasant for either of us, so that I have
about given it up."
The editor of course discussed wisely
upon the subject, a is his wont.
"It is not in the letst a question of stu
pidity," he said. "It is partly a matter of
liabit and partly the lack of continuity.
To talk small talk one must keep in prac
tice, just as one must keep in practice
in playing the piano. You cannot take it
up and lay it down at will. You must
keep the mind and the tongue limber, and
if you really wish :o be an expert I am
mil sure that it is net necessary to keep up
the pra -tiee alone at home."
lie smiled n little at the conceit, and
went on elaborating the idea.
"It might be a god idea," he said, "to
have a dummy a s rt of lay figure of the
kind that artists bae standing lopsidediy
ihoiit their studios nnd to take so much
I i rut- each day to talk to it. It could come
nlKitit as near giving an intelligible an
swer as many of the persons to whom one
i-expected to talk ii what is called 'so
ciety, and it would accustom one to get
ting on without help. At any rate,
w hether this seems t 3 be the best method
or not, one must keep his hand in."
"Hut I have nothit g to say," the other
protested. "1 do not feel shy, and 1 do not
know that age or di-use has greatly stif
fened my tongue, bin, I find that there is
nothing in the world that I am inclined to
"That, too, is partly the result of a lack
of practice," the editor went on in his
oracular manner, "since it is the result of
being out of the ci.rrent of small talk.
Small talk is very la-gely made up of the
little nothings of the day, and stiH more it
is composed of the little nothings of 'so
ciety' aforesaid. Tin re is alxmt it some
thing of the nature of the dust collected
from the rugs and the carpets by the broom
of the housemaid; it is made up of threads
of different hues brushed from each figure
in the pattern.
"Small talk is the fuzz brushed from
each figure in the social fabric. It is
largely made up of scraps of trivial infor
mation, comment or speculation in regard
to the persons who make up a given set.
To keep up with this s essential to being
well up in small talk.
"In other words," t le first speaker said,
"it is largely gossip."
"That is not t all what I mean," the
editor responded. "O ' course gossip comes
iiaoit. but for the iiios; part it isofa nature
too trivial to be called gossip. It is the
most airy and trifling mention of this, that
nnd the other. What one has said about
nothing, where anotlier has been, how
still a third looked on a given occasion,
the health of a fourth ami t he plans of a
fifth. It is not in the least ill natured, as
a rule; it is not even in the smallest degree
impertinent or overcu -ious. It is only to
the outsider hopelessly futile and impossi
ble of imitation." 111 ston Courier.
'i t rawfuriTs 1'og.
was a beautiful Xew-fonnil-
'- t.'iar was as honest and faithful
::i :Iit-old song, lie wore a collar
r. t ie-,- words were cut, "I am
r.r.vtnrd s d,,g; whose dog are vol?"
knew him. It was almost n.
- tr; !v t, l.iv :l Tu-nnT- i.;u
,.. -- ii ... 1 1 aim
l a signal, toss it nn in t.h nir
ill his mouth Tlion nnirt
.-'o-.li. would trot off to the baker's
Mtii.-iy mil. One morning our hero
tii.- -In.ji )llt no baker was there.
fw.ui.-d umi w aited and waited. Still
i-Tf liy and by he lost his
K-1-'' ! . I ,gs are mortal like the rest
a:.' resting his paws on the counter
aru,l. xhen, spying a scono
-U.il 'r "I""'0" ww worth a penny,
... . 1 uf 'rney on the couuter,
' V .u..-,v.me and walked out of the
& MI. ii
1 in ad. put in your tongue
-ir. are much too lone:
" J ii tlidui,-ut of shaving.
: , r Ur than I am. Smut
''" 1 1 .i turn away, sir);
i' o' l.air nus ne'er been cut,
lV !! U.,,.,l rujjr.
: , before you'll see
'A' r- " ill in- showing:
-; ;' hirth.Iay 1 shall be,
' ::- i -ay, I'm growiin;.
..S ; 1 i .
't:. APE MUCH TOO LONG.
!": y-mni; master Is,
-IriniKe to harbor!
Ti le.-.l pm 8urCi my pjjjj
'" ueil(lliU barber.
" i-t our tuiU alone.
on mem shorter:
,r ii. a our own
Tiitc a quarter.
a thins that I could tell
t'- -Iril.r.rli. 1
"""s to shaving well,
'"x'""'u l;ll"I",w'tler is generally!
. .. '";r"",1,,,IM or Michael'
a '.orilettt.p I n
0! ij. - --v. mum, ot (josiar,
I'.,. ""'Wlt.-k. in i;rm.nr ahnnl-.!
'X'k .. "l l''y Writ.-r, ..,!,.: u- !
t5. . """ich earlier in
""taw n 3 ' tne '-'Ulnese
P"sssMi it centuries before.
Twenty Dollars for a I'luce In Line.
The postoffice of S m Francisco in 1819
was a frame building of one story and an
at! icon the comer of C lay an.l Pike streets.
There was but small nccommodation here
for clerks and "handlers,'-and still less for
the impatient and iMrennitoiT crowd of
j home hungry men w ho came daily, but
most oi ail on mail day, which was once a
month, and took the small windows and
loopholes by storm. To avoid confusion
j nnd dangerous coullkt. long cues were
j formed, extending from the windows along
, Clay street to the Plaza, and along Pike
ist reel sometimes as far as Sacramento, nnd
even to the chaparral ix-yond. II ere trad
ers, miners, merchants gamblers nnd ad-
I venturers of every cot lplexiou waited in
their places, often fro n the afternoon of
one day, all night Ions , to the morning of
tiie next, in the mud and the soaking rain,
with weary limbs and anxious hearts.
Men whose strength was unequal to the
strain were glad to employ others to hold
their places for them through the long
hours; and there wer: those who, while
not seeking or expecting letters for them
selves, secured good standings in the line
before the coming of the crowd, only to
sell their right of place to richer men whose
time was money. From ten to twenty dol
lars was a common price for such service.
Ur. J. W. Palmer in Century.
How Glaciers A re Formed.
The joint cause of glaciers is precipita
tion and cold. A low temnerature alone
can do nothing without moisture, and this
fact quickly disposes of the popular notion
that glaciers invariably exist in cold coun
tries. Thibet, for instance, and some parts
of North America, ars destitute of ice
springs, thout h eternal cold may be said
to reign supreme in tin se parts. Imagine
for a moment the higher mountains clear
of snow and ice, and then watch for the
formation of a glacier.
Snow falls and fills up all tin, valleys
and gullies, avalanches descend from the
higher parts and a great accumulation
gathers in all hollows. By constant repeti
tion of siiowfallsiulwnys provided agreater
quantity is deposited than can be melted
by the sun's rays and by the natural
warmth of the earth's crust) great pres
sure is put upon the lower portions by the
superincumbent accumulation, and aided
by the in filtration of water and refreezing
a large body of ice is formed which at once
begins to move down the valleys contain
ing it. Goldthwaite's Geographical Maga
zine. Trapping Hears and Killing Them.
It makes quite a diiTeieuce in the profits
of bear hunting whether we kill our game
in New Hampshire or Maine. Here the
liounty is only live dollurs, while over the
line it is ten dollars. So we are anxious to
prove that wc do our killing in New Hamp
shire. For instance, if I trap .i bear in Maine I
try to get him across the line before knock
ing him in the head. One I loaded into a
cart and drove up into tLe dooryard of one
of the selectmen of a i.eighboring town
just across the border, anil there dispatched
my bear, and called for and received my
order, making five dollacs in a few hours
by so doing. Interview in Lewiston Jour
nal. Who Sir ltoger de o-erley Was.
Sir Kogerde Coverley vas the name of a
member of the imaginary club of twelve
under whose direction Addison's Spectator
was professedly published. He was an old
school, bluff, good hearted and simple Eng
glish gentleman. The d.tnee named after
him is an English contra dance correspond
ing somewhat to the Virginia reel. New
It has been found that by the use of the
and blast the lettering on tombstones can
lie done at greatly reduced cost, with no
sacrifice of beauty in the :-esult.
Mrs. J . O. Nortbup of Buriiocton.
ve-imont. after recent visit with her
ou-.u-iaw, sir. uiarey. of Dei Moines,
wrote as follows: -I caught & bad cold
on my way nome. and am sorry that I
uiu not nnns bottle or two of the Cu
oeo uough Cure with me. I can't Bet
anything here that does me as much
gooo. mr. uiarey sr'b ihat be would
not be without the Cubeb Couch Cure
tornis children. For sale by all druff.
gists. Hartz & BBhnsen, wholesale
For OVai rift Tun
Mrs. Winslow s Soothing 8yrup bus
"j uiiiiiuus or moiDers lor
mcir cnuaren wnue teething. If dis
burbed at nichtani. hrnbon
by a sick child suffering and crying with
P&in Of CUttinC tfth tnnil al rnna r.A
s, bottle of "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing
'"P cuuuren leetning. It Will re I
lieve the nnnr little unfTorof immA.iti..
I - -"-"- ItUUIfaUlllKIl J
Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mis
take about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
lates tke stomach and bowels, cures wind
cone, sortens the gums, reduces inflamma
tion and fives tonn nnd ont-rorv tn iha
whole system, "Mrs Winslow's Soothing
8yrup" for children teething is pleasant
to the taste and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
nurses in me united slates, sold by
all druggists throughout the world. Price
twenty-five cents a bottle. Be sure and
sen for "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Sjrup
Woman has been compelled to suffer,
not only her Ills, but those anting
from a want of knowledee on the part of
those with whom she st
In the mansions of the rich snd hovels of
tne poor, woman has been alike the pa
tient victim of ills unknown to man. But
now the brur of 1 er redemption has
come. Bradfield's Female Regulator
tu,l ' uiseases peculiar to her sex.
C 111 T I-
ooiu oy iianz e Bahnsen.
Every mother knows how di
and annoying ra6h or any other skin erup
tion is to her babe during the winter
months, when the child gets so little fresh
air. not springs Skin Salve is the hing
for it. For sale by all druggists. Hartz
Jt liahnsen, wholesale agents.
Cubeb Cough Cure One minute.
I can recommend Ely's Cream Blm to
nil . . CT . m ....
;i suiiercrs irom orv catarrh from per
sonal experience. Michael Eierr, Paar-
1 had catarrh of the bei d and throat f
five years. I used E j's Cream Belli. and
ioiu iue iirsi application I was relieved
1 he sense of smell, which had been lost,
wus r stored after using one bottle. I
have found the Balm the only satisfactory
remedy for catarrh, ard it h9 effected a
r-ure in mv case. H. T. Mn,r Wmt.ii.
It Cnr..ColdCraKh8or Thro.t,Cr-p.I,,an.a-n.WboopinrCongb.BronchitisaDdAsthma.
. co,. ir Conmampuon m om .t-, ud , nnZ,
!rlTnfe-ure l'" Ton will net th
eioel tut ffct after taking the first iw. sold
A Delicious and EsaltMal Csafectioa!
THE PUREST AND BEST CUM
EVI?B OFFl'RED'TO THE PUBLICI
ITS MEOlCiNAL PROPERTIES arc ivvall'ABLE!
SOUS TE20AT, C3TCH3 ASTS COLDS.
AND IS HIGHLY BENEFICIAL TO DYSPEPTICS.
It whilons the teeth and sweetens the hrr alh. im
parts a pleasant tasie to the mouth, and an agree
able for line to the stomach.
Bore's Choc-To Gum is the best, trv it nnrp anA
you will use no otlu r afttrwarfis. f
you ask for it. has nrt (jot it. take no other, but ro
somewhere else. You will fimi all prosressive
dealers have it. that is the class of dealers to pat-
vu. -.iwajs lur anyiuin you want.
CHEW BORC'S CHOC-TO CUM,
laen with Freight
carry sweet l?o&2
As a canro
dczvras can be.
-- CcJ til
Made only by
JrX.JiRBjNK &Ga Chicago
A5K YOUR GROCER FOR IT
J. B. ZIMMER,
53 61 S. CANAL ST., - CHICAGO. ILL
HARTZ & BAHNSEN,
Whoiehal-.- .Agcpls for Rock Ulimd.
n.very tun bnouia stand on its own
bottom. That is where Krause's Ger-
juan j i sianas. it muses no cotr.par-
louiis wuu oiner preparutions oi a sitn
liar nature, but broadly clnims as an ex
ternal application it has no Fuperior.
For sale v all drujrpitU. Har'z & Bihn-
een, wholesale ngen'9.
Eouts Rheumatism, i
The Rock Island
Is the best medium through
which to reach the country trade,
Advertisers should have their
announcements ready by ThurS'
day morning to insure insertion
in the current week's issue.
Mr. CnxRLES Lawrence, of Ashland,
Nt'b., says that Swift's Specific cured him
of severe Rheumatism, of which he hud
Suffered for over Six Months, JRON WORKS
wuu vain euorts to get renei. tie recom
mends it to all sufferers from Rheuma
-ALL KINDS OF
Cures by forcing out the impurities
of the Blood, and building up the
general health. It is entirely vege
Book on the Blood and Skin, mailed free.
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO., Atlanta, Ga.
TO THE AFFLICTED!
TVriy pa5 btc foes to auncks when the Iwmu
im-aimi treiitmentrnn be bad lor reason
iirnfoi j ho I't-rut.neniicnM o.. pre-
imreu irum me iirt-srriiiihinii or Ir. will
mniMji)uysiciunl world-wide ntpute'
ynilWC ury nuilerlim I nun tiemina:
vunu rcil.ll ana Nurrous Imbillly
Lons of Mc-iuorv. Ii:ltn4inilnf-r. mi
Irum early Irnliwn-tlonsi.r otb.T onuwn: also
ney nnd Bladder trouble, etc., will find our Mctiiuo
h j reaiinuiivR riiic, tenain ana rpeiv 1 l HK.
?riJltm DICTIIICO Kxm-nenwi.rovesuiatln
JLIfllllML fftOI It-LLC. ternnl niedicimw uinrnm wil
who hnsK .pKinl aUntioo to thtH
Uiwuscs forni.my years, prettoribes Sertti
nnl I'astlUes which act directly upon tht-
uiwuou urcins.ana roHbiro vitrcir rwtti
thuu iStoiuucb A.etlirinvA, a they are not
change ui diet or iiiLerruitiuntubiutineH
umu lliL.nimL.lll from Into '.W days
intni c-i-irj to fi.t.ir), UHeu with un
'"uc privute praciiee. oive itiem a trial.
PFHIPIP Uf DI fortbeKidiieyaBiid Bladdercnre!
wi lvii iu nu.Ul rwnt ciwob in one to four days
1 lll-K VL. L Tonpu n runs vunMtvr u lornisu
wikioiik bwiiibi inu Kenml3 Weakness, etc.
Call or write for Catalogue and InfonuaUunbtifc
OouaulUxu: others. A id rp-
THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
189 WiSTOHStN Street. MILWAUKEE, Wt
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of fBrnixhlng L kioda
of Stovei with Cating st 8 oents
A MACHINE SHOP
Dai been added where all kinds of mackine
work will be don first-class.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE.
DOWNING BROS.. Propts.
No. 1724 THIRD AVE.
A. M. & L. J. PARKER,
GPlrat-class work and .special attention te
RINO TJ8 UP,
TeleuhoD No. 1214
Forsale by all llrst-class Grocery dealers.
Kstate of Herman Bnntnnhnrh A
The nnderaiened havlnebeen amxiintri T.-n.
trix of the last will and testament of Herman
Bnntenbuch, late of the county of Rock Island,
state of Illinois, deceased, hereby gives notice
that she will appear before the county court of
Rock Island county, at the office of the clerk of
said court.in the city of Rock Island, at the
April term, on the first Monday In April next,
at which time all iwrwim tvintr -! . i . . .,in,i
said estate are notified and requested to attend
ur me purpose or nanng tne same ad justed. All
persons indebted to said estate art rentieated tn
mak immediate payment to the nnderslrned.
xiuiea mis aatn axy or January, A. Ii. 18i.
jski Kuiin, BUNTJCKBACU, Executrix.
Dr. Renison's Kel'ab'e Remedy. Famous averv-
where among the ladies as sate, prompt and
effectual. The original woman' talvation. Pcioe I
Si sent direct, sealed; information tree. Address
vaion aieaicai wo.. Boston, Mass.
t treet). when advev
t wf 3outrot may
'im; o jt in
.ay fonna m
d o t GEO. P.
r. HOWELL COd
Dnaua 10 eprnoe
Imtwtn. ri.hn.nt Tan.iwrvn.iy to tbenkia. ft
I moves r-1" i.ithul. fre: ni dir-Mtloratlona. m
I sale by nil t'n-t cln-j; ai-i-tcf' u. ortuieil for uO etA
ttri'rf-ff? A 'IV 1 " f. LOST
2 A L. I TV kn.wa. A Marvellous aviso-
rittr.MUnlTluraM. ti m.il. SI. S4or as mitt Crw
Will sell for the next 30 days all Lis ovf rcoalins at 15
pr cent less than the regular prices.
Star Block, Opposite Haepeb House.
B. F. THOMAS & CO.,
Elm Street Meat Market
All kinds of Fresh and Salt Meats always on hind Game,
Fieh and Oysters In the sea-on.
Reynolds' Block. Mouse Ave., TOOT OF ELM ST.
Telephone 1098. 231 Twentieth street.
SEIVERS & ANDERSON,
CONTRACTORS and BUILDERS.
AU Kinds ol Carpenter Work Done.
General jobbing done on short notice and satisfaction Jpuarante; d.
Office and Shoo 1412 Fourth Avenue. ROCK ISLAND
Billiard Parlor Sample Room,
No. 117 Eighteenth Street.
JAMES T. O'CONNOR, Proprietors. - WM. H. CATTON.
J. Ma CHRISTY,
MiSDFACTBBEB Of CEACKEBS AMD BISCUITS.
Ask Yonrfrorer for Them.
Thpy are Best.
The Christy "Otstib" aid Christy "Wafer."
FALL AND WINTER STOCK
of Goods received br
I"Call and Examine.
C. J. W. SCHREINEB,
Contractor and Builder,
1121 and 1133 Fourth avenue. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications famished on all classes of work : also spent cf WHIer's Patent Insioe
eliding Blinds, something new, stylish and desirable.
mm ret avti. n,r.
i&nmnn DCCTnorni-Ne se-
UttiUUU IIBsiW I WlisWU "lorful remedy
raamnir. xn mre all nervous iiia.e such
(It lit J4I II I'.tWMT HMllMollM
. . . . . ' 7 - , " ...nv.uiiir?s,UJlMlui
M 2(Jfe. "nuur.u.iriiiniiiO iusa of power of llieciierli.e
i mi.i tj.i.i ... ..piuMi orsumulsnts bu-b lead tu IntlrmitT. o-uau
iZUJk t''"nd i'ut iipcnwiiemu carry in ve.t mM-kelT I "r umZI.
in:t.i'T mai . o inr :in every i order vp jn a written mi,,.,,.!,. . - -
.. rN. a,uit,. Circular tr3.MAJe
sale in Rock island by. Hartz & Bah risen. 3d Ave. and 20th street
THE POSITIVE CURE! l0M
I ELY BROTHERS. GS Warren 8U Hew Tort Price 60 cta.LVVj5i
JQavenport Business College,
COMPLETEIIN ALL DEPARTMENTS.
FOB CATALOGUES ADDRESS .
J. C. DUNCAN, Davenport, la